Monday, January 29, 2007


Las Jaibas RV park, where we are staying, is on the far northern end of Mazatlan. A beautiful walking beach is a block away, and the park has added an excellent new outdoor restaurant this year, so it is easy to hang around here or nearby, but we spend a good part of each day exploring.

The bus that stops right in front of the park travels from here, the far north, to the cruise ship and ferry terminals at the far southern end of Mazatlan. We travel south through our fairly quiet beachfront area, swing around the big marina, through the bustling, tourist filled “Golden Zone”, and along several miles of the oceanside Malecon before the bus turns east into the heart of “Centro” to the big central mercado.

Today we hopped off just past the mercado, and took the short walk into Mazatlan Viejo, the lovely old Mazatlan.

Here is Odel on a cobbled sidewalk that started at street level, then sloped high and higher until we were way up high.

I took this photo of Odel in the lobby of one of the old hotels along the waterfront (I love the worn leather rockers).

The streets here are narrow and the sidewalks high, crowded by the elegant facades of the old buildings. The neighborhood is a mix of residences and business - restaurants with open-air dining, interesting galleries and shops, bakeries, cafes… a great place to roam around.

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